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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

number17 Re:Strange.. (318 comments)

I think giving money to homeless and charity don't do enough to prevent this in the first place. I would rather my money go towards things like health care or programs that help the struggling before they become homeless.

3 days ago

LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

number17 Re:Easy fix (322 comments)

The price to pay is to install and verify that it is working, not the equipment itself.

about two weeks ago

Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

number17 Re:Wrong assumption (364 comments)

This article presumes people give a rat's ass about saving fuel or driving safely.

I remember when gas prices started climbing a couple years ago and hit the $1CAD/L mark. The news had stories of changing driving habits and how to save fuel. Fast forward to $1.30CAD/L and nothing has changed. People love to complain about how high the gas prices are, but telling them that changing their habits will save them money falls on deaf ears.

about two weeks ago

Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

number17 Re:I find my backup camera useful (518 comments)

I can see exactly what is on the ground behind the rear of my vehicle.

Yes, you can see the ground behind the rear of the vehicle. You can't see the side impact about to happen as you stare at the monitor in front of you.

about three weeks ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

number17 Re:Demand all you want (667 comments)

and that both sides of debates should always be present.

If we are going to display all sides, including religious theories, I propose that we start with the Flying Spaghetti Monster theory.

about a month ago

Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

number17 Re: Why are there so few black engineers? (397 comments)

To be honest, AMERICAN culture doesn't either. Is why celebrities, athletes, and entertainers are paid dump truck loads of cash while the really intelligent folks ( scientists, reaearchers, you know folks who actually create the world as we know it today ) are compensated at a much lower level.

If this were true the why are there no celebrities, athletes, and entertainers on the Forbes Billionaires List(I didn't actually look past #800)? That list is stacked with people running businesses with either new or old money. They own or hire the celebrities, athletes, and entertainers to promote their products.

To top it off theFortune 500 isn't littered with companies that directly hire celebrities, athletes, and entertainers.

I can guarantee you that the average and top engineers makes more than the average and top celebrity/athlete/entertainer.

about 1 month ago

Measles Outbreak In NYC

number17 Re:Obvious Answer (747 comments)

Honest question, should I have taken my newborn for allergy tests before they gave her vaccinations?

about a month ago

Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits In Frustration With Bureaucracy

number17 How can you be scared of the Government? (172 comments)

I hear all the time that Americans are scared of their government. How can they be scared of a government that is apparently to inefficient to get something scary done?

about a month ago

NASA Offers Bounty For Improved Asteroid Detection Algorithms

number17 Re:so many haters...on the humanity (38 comments)

think about it, this is possibly one of the most important things that we as a society can do...protect our selves from the large number of inevitable asteroid strikes which will wipe out millions of people instantly.

My car analogy is that this project is improving the detection of tractor trailers hitting park cars. Call me when the car can do something about it.

about a month ago

How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

number17 Re:The taxpayers are not Apples sugardaddy (288 comments)

Do you think it should be OK for Apple to avoid paying taxes and stick you with the bill even if they aren't breaking any laws by doing so?

The bill is for copyright and patent protection. I bet they would clamoring to pay their taxes if they didnt receive those benefits.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

number17 Re:Getting rid of XP would mean I can't do my job (860 comments)

or multiple small VM's, which limits access to different projects for code sharing

Use a network share on the host or between VM's.

about a month and a half ago

Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

number17 Re:Yeah, but they are their own problem. (482 comments)

I think there is a problem with our healthcare system when we end up as a nation (USA) consuming 80% of all painkillers prescribed worldwide.

You have a healthcare system that runs on profit and kickbacks. Creating a happy pill is cost-effective, compared to other treatments, and can rake in the money with a generous markup.

about a month and a half ago

Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters

number17 Re:victimless crime (205 comments)

If there is a market for child pornography there is a stronger incentive to abuse children. People will produce more of it where it is actually legal to produce (or the legal system is too weak to stop it).

Child porn is advertising for child sex tourism. If advertising didn't work we wouldn't have billboards.

about a month and a half ago


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